Board of Directors
System Board Minutes - April '06
Potter-Tioga Library System
Blossburg Memorial Library
April 11, 2006
The Regular Quarterly Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Potter-Tioga
Library System was called to order by President Jeff Wilkinson at 7:00 p.m.
Present: Blossburg: Carol J. Tama
Coudersport Darlene Peasley
Elkland: Charlotte Bitler, Kitty Giantomasi
Galeton: Sue Crawford
Genesee: Cherie Hobson
Knoxville: Eugene Seelye
Mansfield: Danice Trindell
Ulysses: Elery H. Walizer
Westfield: Jeff Wilkinson
System Librarian: Laurie Shear
After introductions, the Minutes of the January 14, 2006 quarterly meeting were
approved as presented.
System Librarianís Report:
-Circulation statistics for the 4th quarter were distributed and reviewed.
-2006 System financial summaries were distributed and reviewed.
-All System Library Annual Reports are in and Financial Reviews and Audits are
due July 1, 2006.
-Statewide Library Card Reimbursement information was shared.
-Salary and benefit statistics for Librarians in each library were distributed
and discussed. Each Board is encouraged to increase both whenever possible.
-It is hoped the 23% increase to public libraries in the Governor's budget will
pass. Each library is encouraged to lobby for its passage.
-The LSTA grant proposal for automating the remainder of the libraries in the
system was approved. Actual implementation should begin this spring.
-Mrs. Maxine Shear has drawn in pencil a picture of each library in the system
and donated the same to the libraries for their use. Appreciation was expressed
for these gifts. Mrs. Shear is the 90 year old mother of Laurie Shear.
News from member libraries was shared.
The next meeting will be at the Knoxville Public Library, at 7 PM, July 11,
Refreshments were enjoyed by those present.
Eugene Seelye, Secretary